MAN Truck & Bus is celebrating an extremely successful year in its city bus and coach business in 2018. In the last business year, the company achieved its highest ever amount of order intake with a total of 8,310 units. Sales have also been notably high: At 7,204 vehicles, this is the second-highest number of sales in company history, and the highest since the financial crisis in 2008.
Göran Nyberg, Member of the Executive Board for Sales and Marketing, is satisfied: “In the last few years, we have successfully developed the bus business from a former problem child into an extremely successful business area. In 2018, we increased our market share in Europe to 14.5 percent. Our customers appreciate our high reliability and safety, outstanding design, innovative technology, high comfort and comprehensive customer-oriented approach in sales and service.”
Rudi Kuchta, Head of Product & Sales Bus and new Speaker Business Area Bus, adds: “With the NEOPLAN Tourliner and the MAN Lion’s Coach, we have two top models in the field in the coach segment. And we are also in the process of successfully bringing our new city bus generation of the MAN Lion’s City onto the market. It is number one in terms of economy and, unlike many of its competitors, is pre-equipped for the new fully electric drive, which will be launched in 2020.”
With its MAN and NEOPLAN bus brands, MAN Truck & Bus is one of the leading European manufacturers of city buses and coaches. Many top European football clubs, such as FC Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund or PSG Paris, use team buses from the Munich-based commercial vehicle manufacturer. From this year, the German national football team is also using MAN team buses for the first time.